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Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Rebel IPASamuel Adams Rebel IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,020 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,020
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 18
Gots: 284 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
COLOR Bright Copper / 11 SRM
ALC BY VOL/WT 6.5%ABV - 5.1%ABW
IBUs 45
YEAST STRAIN Samuel Adams Ale Yeast
MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60
HOP VARIETIES American Cascade, Simcoe®, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo
CAL/SERVING 198 per 12oz serving
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS N/A

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-19-2013)
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-02-2014 02:24:40 | More by Hanzo
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dar482

New York

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The aroma has a gentle citrus, grapefruit, and peachy note.

The flavor follows of grapefruit, lemon peel, a medium caramel sweetness in the middle that shines through some juicy fruits and peach. A bit of a bready body, but the beer in general drinks more towards a lighter hoppy pale ale. A dry finish with a light bitterness.

A good example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2014 00:32:44 | More by dar482
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm, I've heard a lot of good things about this beer, but it has a lower rating than I expected. Well only one way to find out. Best before June 2014 so nice and fresh.

Pours a mild fizzy 1/2 finger fizzy bubbled head that seems to stick around despite the larger bubbles, but leaves a decent lacing on the sides as well, over a crystal clear golden honey tan colored beer.

Nose is quite fruity, not really a tropical fruit but more like generic fruit, little apricot like stone fruit, little melon, mild rind bitterness, but a big dank resinous aroma too with a little pine but also a touch of guava and tangerine at least. That faintest hint of malt under that.

Taste is a bit sweeter and maltier than i expected, with a little candy sweetness, mild caramel, and some grainy toasty blond malts. Then the fruity hops, again not really tropical in nature, more generic fruit, hint stone fruit nectarine like, little rind citrus and pithy notes, little melon and hint fruity bubblegum, then back into the hop oils and dank resin, a little straight up hop oil n the palate, and dank resinous with touch of pine sap. Also mild citrus orange rind marmalade like. Finish is a bit sweet and more mild blond malts little grainy, then a little hop bitterness but very little, mid orange rind and resin lingering a bit.

Mouth is med bod, lighter carb.

Overall a bit of a let down from the hype I heard, this is not very bitter, more malt forward than i expected, hops are not really what I thought they would be for a so called West Coast style IPA. Just not really doing it for me, maybe this varies bottle to bottle, but that's not a typical Sam Adams thing.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 00:26:42 | More by jlindros
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-02-2014 00:18:19 | More by Furley80
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a clear, dark golden color. Bleach white head. Sticky lacing. Looks very textbook.

S-The marketing behind Rebel really stresses a hard-ass, tough mentality but the aroma is fairly buttoned up. The nose doesn't jump out at you. The hops are mildly citrusy and grassy. The malt brings some airy cracker scents. Nothing too rebellious here.

T-The flavor is very basic. Citrus and grass hops reappear. The malt is pale and bready. The back end of the flavor yields a lingering bitterness that isn't very assertive.

M-Very easy to drink. Wouldn't mind some more bitterness here. Well carbonated with a svelte body. High marks for the feel.

O/D-It not as aggressive as the name and marketing want you to believe. I frankly this the whole 'Rebel' moniker is pretty lame. Aside from that, it's not a bad beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2014 23:55:05 | More by VelvetExtract
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tmaury

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2014 23:07:27 | More by tmaury
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afinepilsner

Iowa

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-01-2014 22:35:05 | More by afinepilsner
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For me, this is a beer that is greater than the sum of its parts. The sweet bitterness balance is perfect for an AIPA, IMO. There is enough hop aroma and flavor to identify the style; while there are plenty of hoppier beers, those come across to me as one dimensional. I get a slight stone fruit aroma. I'm not a hunter of the white whale, always looking for overt, in your face character to distinguish a beer from the rest. I'm looking for beers that I would love for the rest of my life even if it were the only beer I could drink in that style. This beer fits that description at least as well as any IPA I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 20:41:24 | More by pweis909
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-01-2014 20:18:11 | More by loupap
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Popp24

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-01-2014 17:00:50 | More by Popp24
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 16:59:57 | More by ummswimmin
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erikro

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-01-2014 15:18:16 | More by erikro
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at the Aloft in Lexington Mass. The spray-paint can tap handle was a little weird. Regardless,

Pours a medium amber color, good hue, see through, light white foam. Modest nose, with hints on grapefruit in the mix. Nice even keeled and well balanced IPA - the bitterness pokes around, but is on the milder side, and mixes nicely with a light malt body.

Is it a "rebel" ? Not sure it fits, but it is a well balance, easy drinking IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2014 15:09:30 | More by KTCamm
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 12:12:45 | More by MRsojourner
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deonreds

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2014 10:55:56 | More by deonreds
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 05:05:33 | More by crowsnest
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IronTom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 03:47:23 | More by IronTom
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 03:43:20 | More by Jeffwildcat
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 03:03:38 | More by tubeyes
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2014 02:55:47 | More by Newbiebeer
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2014 02:34:11 | More by vermilcj
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jspaner

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2014 02:09:38 | More by jspaner
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AndyH

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2014 01:34:05 | More by AndyH
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-01-2014 00:40:15 | More by MarshMan71
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Gixxer42

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-01-2014 00:22:04 | More by Gixxer42
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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